We Can Never Really Know.....
woman tells that a homeless man asks her for money and she offers for
him to accompany her so she could buy him a meal. The homeless man runs
away and this leaves room for thoughts like "he wanted the money for
drink/drugs..." or is it that the man is deeply ashamed that he has few
teeth in which to eat?
A woman tells of a homeless woman that
comes into her workplace and she (the worker) concludes that the
homeless woman must have mental issues, because she is always seen
walking around the area covered up with clothes, even in hot, hot
weather. But could it be that the woman is ashamed of the scars her
Let's please try to simply give from a love filled heart and
leave all else on the side of the road. The homeless struggle daily with
being invisible, ignored, laughed at, and often have to watch as people
scramble to assist a lost animal while they sit aside hungry and
ashamed. So what can one do? We believe in the simple covering of socks
given in faith and love provide a special comfort. We also acknowledge that a willing
ear, a smile, the gift of a meal, money and a prayer go a long way.
It's true that some 'take advantage' but have we all not taken
advantage of the goodness of God in our lives? Let's just open our
hearts to compassion and allow the power of love do the rest. He shows Himself in many colors - and all are beautiful if we would only allow ourselves to see.
the Feet, Comfort the Soul.
Featured Sock RecipientFor
71 years Haven of Rest has helped disadvantaged men, women and children
through Christ-centered programs and services that are offered to
anyone in need, regardless of their beliefs. Individuals who come to
the Mission are provided with food, shelter, clothing and many other
services. On average, 177 people sleep at the Mission each night, 600
meals are provided every day and clothing is given to 1,400 men, women
and children each month. As the winter months quickly approach,
clothing becomes even more vital to keep those in need warm during the
cold days of an Ohio winter.The Mission has been supported solely by
individuals, churches and grants and does not receive government
funding of any kind. Through the years God has always been faithful in
providing the necessary resources for Haven of Rest Ministries. The
Ministry received an excellence certification from the Association of
Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) in June 2014. It took two long years to
receive this award; the process included a detailed application, an
audit and strict inspection before the mission was awarded this high
honor. Only 13% of missions associated with AGRM receive such a high
honor. Comfort Socks is so attached to this shelter and their amazing work - You are important to us, Haven of Rest! http://havenofrest.org/
Featured FriendsNorth Pines Wholesale Clothing Company
We call - they are there - it's the simple truth.
ever our needs, they accommodate us - whether by donating socks or
allowing us to purchase at very discounted rates, it's all good.
Northpines, you were our friend from the very beginning of our story, and we will never forget that! Thank you for all you do. www.northpines.org 877-637-3456
You Danced in Our World....Comfort Socks partner, United We Dance,
did such an excellent job putting their hearts (and feet) on the line last month. We love your happy
smiles, Beatitude House and Sojourner House! Socks also went to amazing shelter Haven of Rest (above) Glad so many enjoyed the blessing of new socks. We rejoice in having been a part of this event. Thank You United We Dance.
Sharing Some Testimonials...."Comfort
Socks has been a tremendous asset to the work we do in Early Bread. The
fresh socks are highly prized by our guests and help spread the message
of God's love for the least, lost and lonely."Deacon David HueholtDirector, Early Bread MinistryCharismatic Episcopal Church of St Peter the Fisherman, Wilmington, NC
You've all heard of
Prayer Partners? Well Comfort Socks invites you to be our SHARE
Partners. That's right - all you have to do is share our posts
Clark-Tietjen -You are amazing - You've done it again -
4 months in a row withthe most shares this month. THANK YOU CHRISTINA - WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH
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to shop at AMAZON? Us too - Did you know that Amazon has a program that
will help to support Comfort Socks? It's called Amazon Smiles - just
use the link below when you plan to shop on Amazon and you get the same
great prices and selection, while Amazon makes a small donation to us.
How great is that? a few clicks turn into a good thing. Just click and shop here...
We appreciate your
support and want to give you a sock purse as a thank you gift. Just
send us your contact info with the box(es) of socks from your sock
drive - or - mention 'sock purse' with your monetary donation and we'll
send you one. It's a small thing, we know, but our way of saying thank you.
matters - so please pray to give and perhaps commit to monthly giving.
Know that we are
sincerely grateful for your attentiveness to the needs of others, and
are honored you have chosen Comfort Socks as a way to express your
Don't forget to
bookmark the Amazon Smiles page for next time :)
First: We wish
Comfort and Compassion
are known by our actions and to all sock
We pray for Blessings for our supporters, sock recipients, and those
without a home. Third: Please stay
mindful of us and remember us monthly, if you can.